|Goan Thanksgiving after the Costa Concordia - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
The January 13, 2012 tragedy saw the Miami-based Carnival Corp's cruise vessel Costa Concordia being wrecked in Europe. As many as 53 crewmembers were from Goa, India. They returned home to offer prayers and thanksgiving for emerging safe (one Goan-origin youth, based in Mumbai or Bombay, was still untraced though), and talk of their issues and concerns. Also a recording of a Mass in Konkani. The cruise staff talk about the difficulties they face (in documentation and banking remittances), and t...
Keywords: goa; costa concordia; crew; salcete; bambolim cross; thanksgiving; survivors; cruise ship
|The Pipe Organs of Goa - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Goa still has a total of seven pipe organs in various churches here (Rachol, Old Goa, Margao, Curtorim, etc). But maintaining them is an uphill task, as Romeo Monteiro, a priest at the Rachol Seminary, off Margao, Salcete, in the former Portuguese colony, explains.
Keywords: pipe organ; 1888; Rachol Seminary; church music; fr romeo monteiro; 2012 recordings; salcete; music; religion; Catholicism
|Written in Stone - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Cristina Osswald,art historian from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa's Department of Art History, talks about the Jesuit buildings in Goa and their artistic and architectural features, on the launch of her book *Written in Stone* (Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Alto Porvorim, Goa, India, Jan 29, 2013).
Keywords: goa; jesuit; art; architecture; features; buildings; jesuit art; old goa; salcete; indo-portuguese; cristina osswald; universidade nova de lisboa; goa1556